First Impressions

October 12, 2007

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from an imperial tale:

"The Spanish army and the court lay in Andalusia, at Santa Fe, a new white painted town which King Fernando and Queen Isabel had built to serve their siege of Granada, the last Islamic city in Spain to resist the Christians."

Entries, including postal address, should be sent to First Impressions, The Times Higher, 26 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4HQ, faxed to 020 3194 3300 or e-mailed to  

The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is October 15.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Jack Kerouac's On the Road , was Rachel Orange of Langley Moor, Durham.

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